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1001 Most Useful French Words (Dover Language Guides French) Paperback – November 9, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0486419442 ISBN-10: 0486419444

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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Language Guides French
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (November 9, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486419444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486419442
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, French

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this book to all French learners.
marge
A very brief definition is given, and then the word is used in a French sentence followed by an English translation.
Jl Metcalf
Great guide that can help you learn French words anywhere.
BK in PA

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80 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Jl Metcalf on February 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
Most of the book is dictionary style, with French words alphabetized. The entry tells if the word is masculine or feminine and if it's plural. A very brief definition is given, and then the word is used in a French sentence followed by an English translation.
Example: échanger; to exchange; J'aimerais échanger cette robe que j'ai achetée hier. I would like to exchange this dress that I bought yesterday.
Also included is a category section, which lists la famille (the family), les jours de la semaine (days of the week), les mois de la'année (months of the year), les saisons (sesaons), les nombres (numbers), les couleurs (colors), la nourriture (food), les magasins (stores), les occupations (occupations), and les animaux (animals).
At the back is one vocabulary page to help with endings of words, to show some words that are the same both in English and French, and to help with a few other grammatical tips.
This really isn't for someone who doesn't know any French at all, as it could be difficult to follow. It isn't a phrasebook for visitors to France, as a lot of basics that tourists need to know are not included. However, if you have been studying French or need to just brush up on your vocabulary, this inexpensive little book is a smart choice.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ellie on March 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
While that is not really a complaint - this isn't a hardbound book, but rather a complement on how useful it is for someone who realizes the importance of getting the first thousand words of French down cold. I've gone through it twice, thoroughly, and have a new copy which I'll use to go through it again. It is that useful with examples of usage and extra category vocabulary at the end. If you can use a thousand words in a foreign language well, you can get by. If they are a foundation to greater learning because they build confidence, you will progress beyond your wildest dreams. Knock one latte off your menu this week and spend it on this.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Janice T. Sanders on May 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
Excellent reference guide at the price, good for beginning, as well as more advanced students. The use of the words in sentences is most helpful.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Seasoned on December 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I give this 3 stars because, FOR THE PRICE, it is a decent book. Who can complain at the price? I DID, however, just do two reviews for "Routledge Frequency Dictionaries", and found them to be better overall. I gave them 4 and 5 stars, so I HAVE to give this one fewer stars. If the rank were out of ten stars, the others would have had 9 and 8, and this one would have been 6.

If you are looking to have a basic, but somewhat impressive, vocabulary, and do it quickly and at a low price, this is a good book. I bought this book, but I am STILL waiting for the Routledge Frequency Dictionary for French.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By WhoAmI on July 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
Simply put, I learned more French from this two dollar book than from all other French books combined!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
1001 Most Useful French Words is a slim and highly recommended collection of useful French words will delight students of French and those seeking a stronger, more in-depth vocabulary. Over 1,000 frequently-used French words and phrases are included, with a separate section featuring common words arranged by category. The perfect language primer.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sean Dyer on July 30, 2010
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This is a fantastic little book. 1001 words arranged in French alphabetical order, each with common definition and example. There are also some helpful guides and word lists (like numbers, family member, etc.) included.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BK in PA on February 8, 2009
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Great guide that can help you learn French words anywhere. I read it on the treadmill and while flying. Each word has corresponding English word and a sentence in English and French. Excellent guide.
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